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Jack E. Triplett  

Brookings Institution since 1997 and is currently a nonresident Senior Fellow

Jack E. Triplett has been with the Brookings Institution since 1997 and is currently a nonresident Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program. For over 40 years, Triplett has worked on issues relating to productivity analysis and price index and national accounts measurement. He has been particularly interested in methodological issues in estimating price, output and productivity measures for high-tech products, including computers, and for other goods and services that exhibit rapid quality and technological improvements, including medical care.

His most recent books are Productivity in the U.S. Services Sector: New Sources of Economic Growth, coauthored with Barry P. Bosworth (Brookings Institution Press), and Handbook on Hedonic Indexes and Quality Adjustments in Price Indexes: Special Application to Information Technology Products, for the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. He is a member of the American Economic Association’s Committee on Economic Statistics and the U.S. National Academy of Science Panel to Review Health Accounts. Additionally, as an internationally recognized expert on productivity and other economic measurements, he has been a consultant to statistical agencies in a number of countries, including Canada, Australia, and the U.K., and to international agencies.

Before joining Brookings, Triplett was Chief Economist at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), and earlier Associate Commissioner for Research and Evaluation at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Assistant Director for Price Monitoring, U.S. Council on Wage and Price Stability.

Triplett received his B.A, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California (Berkeley).


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